Join us for a Literary & Science Event with Walter Isaacson & John Hockenberry

wsf-logoThe World Science Festival, in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, is putting on an event with acclaimed journalist John Hockenberry and author Walter Isaacson, who will discuss creativity, innovation, success and failure.

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
At the New York Historical Society
Few writers can capture the essence of scientific and technological genius as compellingly as Walter Isaacson. Following his award-winning best sellers on Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, Isaacson has now authored The Innovators, a history of the digital revolution and the men and women, many of them largely unknown, who led it. Spanning three centuries, these are the stories of pioneers and visionaries.

Students can buy tickets at 50% off!  Click Here to purchase tickets.

 

Quote of the Week

quote-of-the-week

 “One summer I read Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer,” and it dawned on me that writing was something you could do for a living, just like being a doctor or a fisherman. The novel’s wry philosophical depth opened my eyes to what Percy called “the search,” poking around for clues about why we are here.”

 –Walter Isaacson, President of the Aspen Institute and the author of theSteve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin biographies. 

 

 Walter Isaacson

The following is an interesting quote from a New York Times article:

The rites of summer are, by definition, fleeting: the summer romance, the summer job or vacation. Only the books seem to stick. Twelve writers recall their most memorable experiences of summer reading, proving perhaps that if you’re looking for an enduring summer romance, a good book might be your best bet. Click here to read the May 31st NYTimes article “What I Read That Summer.”